They were a big deal in the 1990s. Everybody who was anybody in the media was talking about how video, print, audio, you-name-it would be linked in magazines, books, and on the web.
Then they got all quiet about it, like they were embarrassed.
But now, about 20 years after the talk started dying down – it’s here. Thanks to – of all places – the New York Times.
What’re we talking about? Just this fascinatingly presented article by John Branch about a Washington state skiing disaster, filled with, um, stuff you have to go to HERE to see. (But you won’t be able to see it on old browser like IE 8, so don’t start yelling at us, okay?
Ah, the future of the Information Age arts. Here at last. Whew.
Having trouble getting your foot in the TV (or film) writing door? Yeah, it’s rough out there, we know.
Over the years TVWriter™ has seen new creators win and also seen ’em, well, drop out. (We’d never say “lose.”) And we’ve seen new creators find satisfaction just by doing, by creating their own films and bringing them to an audience w/o having to kowtow to the Old Media TV and film doorkeepers.
So, if we may, we’d like to offer a suggestion for starting 2013 off right:
Show yourself off by making your own film.
And by film we mean video.
And put it on this crazy little thing called the web.
John Williams made this little gem (as well as several others), and he’s now somebody TVWriter™ will recommend to just about anybody who asks.
And he made it the way he wanted to. No studio notes.
We don’t know John. So we don’t know how he’s doing, commerce-wise. But artwise? To us he’s a smash.